Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the number one Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2019, the popular event will take place Nov. 7-10 throughout five buildings at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
Perennially ranked as one of the top five events in the nation, Christmas in the Country enjoys the top spot for the second year in a row and third time in five years. Drawing over 65,000 visitors in four days, the event has grown from a modest craft show to a marketplace of over 450 artisans from across the nation!
The event now incorporates a sizable food truck rodeo and The Tavern — an area devoted to sampling craft beer, boutique wineries and small batch spirits. “Our patrons and artisans have made Christmas in the Country what it is, and that is simply the best holiday market in the U.S.,” said Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event.
Given the size and scope of Christmas in the Country, it is difficult to see and do everything in one day, therefore, Premier Promotions offers a complimentary return pass every day of the event. “It has had great response from our patrons and they recognize the unique value in paying only one admission charge for the area’s largest and most diverse artisan market,” said Kaczynski.
Additionally, to accommodate crowds and shorten ticket lines, Christmas in the Country will offer an additional show entrance this year, through the Grange Building.
Attendees at Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet foods, spa-quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, hand-poured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. “This is an opportunity to make gift buying and shopping very meaningful,” said Kaczynski.
Christmas in the Country will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Discount tickets are available through Wednesday, Nov. 6 at select locations through Erie County. For a complete list of locations, please visit www.wnypremierpromotions.com. And for event updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2337230699825375/.
For more than 34 years, Premier Promotions has produced high-quality, extremely successful artisan events including Springtime in the Country, Springtime in Rochester, Christmas in the Country, Christmas in the Country – Rochester and Yuletide in the Country. The events are consistently ranked among the Top 100 artisan shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. Last year, more than 90,000 visitors attended these events purchasing more than $4 million in high-quality, handcrafted goods from juried artists and artisans. These events have also helped raise more than $1.8 million for Western New York charities.